Rural Heritage TOUR
1855 - 1865
Tour the two story frame Greek Revival house and stone smoke house built by Swiss immigrants, Justi and Mary Thiebaud for their Family of ten children.
Two Sites - Two Families
Enjoy the Family life and culture of two French-Swiss families separated by 50 years located in one of Indiana's most rural counties. Sample hearth cooking, walk in the kitchen garden,talk with period reenactors and learn about their trades.
Both Sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Photo credits: Vickie Young, Donna Weaver
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2012 Rural Heritage Tour
Switzerland County Tourism
Vevay Switzerland County Foundation
Musee de Venoge does not have electricity, heat or water and uses heating and lighting sources common to 1815. The Thiebaud house is intended to be used throughout the year for a variety of functions, so unobtrusive conveniences have been utilized but activities and techniques are representative of 1860.
1805 - 1815
Visit one of the few remaining examples of French colonial architecture that once characterized the first settlement of Switzerland County. Explore history in this French-Swiss cottage. (www.venoge.org)
The Switzerland County Historical Society and Musee de Venoge are extremely pleased to welcome our local community and visitors from throughout the tri-state area to our annual Rural Heritage Tours.
Click on any of the small images to view a slide show of pictures from the tours.